Book Review for LIKE SHE OWNS THE PLACE by Cara Alwill Leyba
LIKE SHE OWNS THE PLACE: Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic by Cara Alwill Leyba
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A truthful and honest examination of how we all start to learn to own who we really are.
Having loved GIRL CODE, I knew I would have to read Cara Alwill Leyba’s latest. What I wasn’t expecting was how truly amazing and inspiring this book was for me. The author empowers her readers through the lessons she learned over the years. On a personal and professional level, this book is a must-read to help you own who you are and rock it.
I think, for me, my take away with this book was less business than I thought it would be. Because the author talks a lot about accepting yourself, "flaws" and all, I started looking at how I perceive myself and how much energy I was putting into looking as perfect as possible. Now, I will admit, I am not cured at succumbing to the photo filter or trying to take away my dark circles. However, I am learning to focus on the positive rather than the negative.
After reading this book, I can see a shift in the force. I am slowly crawling out of my insecurity hole and can see a difference in multiple facets of my life.
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Can you imagine what life would be like if you could accept failure, cellulite, wrinkles, imperfection, screw-ups, and vulnerability?
I’ll tell you what would happen: you would finally take that weight off your shoulders and build unshakeable, sustainable confidence. The truth is that confidence isn’t about living up to anyone’s expectations—it’s about affirming, every day, that you’re an effing boss. It’s not the result of being skinny, making a six figure salary, finding your dream partner, or drinking a green juice every day. It requires patience, dedication, forgiveness, bravery, and an incredible amount of self-compassion.
You’ve probably read that “confidence is a choice,” and while that’s true, it’s more accurate to say that confidence is a series of repeated choices to accept yourself. To choose pride over insecurity. And to fearlessly show up in the world as the truest expression of yourself.
It took me a long time to overcome all the BS. It took me a longer time to develop a rock-solid sense of inner-peace and become intimate with my intuition. To achieve real confidence that lasted longer than a sugar rush.
My goal with this book is to share with you how I have arrived here, how I’ve helped my clients arrive here, and hopefully save you years of pain, shame, and uncertainty. Because, girl, I know how rocky this road can be. I’m going to show you how to block out all the noise around you, and how to free yourself from the opinions and judgment of others. I’m going to teach you how to trust your gut, reclaim your life, and rock what you’ve got.
I’m going to show you how to own the place.
About the Author: Cara Alwill Leyba is the acclaimed author of Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, which Inc. named one of the "top 9 inspiring books every female entrepreneur should read." She is also a Master Life Coach, a popular public speaker, the host of the “Style Your Mind” podcast, and the creator of the “Champagne Diet” blog, which has been featured in Glamour, Marie Claire, Shape, and Cosmopolitan, among other media. She lives in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
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Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Portfolio (July 10, 2018)
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